Lesbian bishop in Sweden calls for church to remove crosses and install Muslim prayer space

by Matt Slick

Eva Brunne is the world's first openly lesbian bishop.  She was promoted to her position by the Church of Sweden in 2009.  Obviously, this means the Church of Sweden is apostate and appears to be a politically correct, social club that is stripped of biblical truth.  Nevertheless, in Sweden, there is a church is located on the waterfront in Stockholm1.  Being a international waterfront location sometimes Muslims enter the port.  So, Eva's misguided attempt to accomodate the Muslims is to remove Christian crosses and establish a prayer space for Muslims - in the Church located in Stockholm.  She said that airports and hospitals have accommodations for Muslims, so it's only natural to have the same thing in their waterfront church. 

Sounds nice doesn't it.  But, maybe she doesn't know what it means to be a Christian.  But of course not given her outright rebellious sin of lesbianism.

Anyway, all is not well in the Church of Sweden.

"Father Patrik Pettersson, one of the priests in her diocese and active in the same parish as the Seaman’s mission church has hit back in a blog of his own, complaining there is no way you could equate a consecrated church with a prayer room, remarking “I should have thought a bishop would be able to tell the difference”.2

To their credit, the Church of Sweden does not seem to be behind this particular isolated incidence of apostasy regarding providing a Muslim prayer place in a so-called Christian church. I do not know the spiritual status of that church, but it is obviously pretty bad since it has made two theological errors: having a woman bishop and approving of a lesbian bishop.  Women pastors and elders are condemned in scripture as is lesbianism.

It is easy to slip into compromise and apostasy when you do not take the word of God seriously. The fact that the church of Sweden has supported a lesbian bishop is a sign of its own failure to represent God properly.  It is apostate, a false church.

I searched for a statement of faith on the Church of Sweden website3 but the only thing I could find was a milquetoast "affirmation".

 "We are supported by belief in the Trinity that creates, liberates and gives life and opportunities for reconciliation between people, God and the rest of the creation...We are supported by the Gospel about Jesus, who takes the side of those who are suppressed or live in a vulnerable situation and safeguards their lives in spirit, body and soul." 

The Church of Sweden is also a member of the worldwide Council of churches, another sign of its apostasy.

Should we be surprised by the blatant rejection of God's word by a state run church? Of course not. But such apostasy occurs because the godly men and women are either nonexistent in the denomination or have acquiesced to political correctness so much that they have no desire to stand up for truth.




  • 1. http://www.sjomanskyrkan.nu/stockholm
  • 2. http://www.breitbart.com/london/2015/10/05/worlds-first-lesbian-bishop-calls-church-remove-crosses-install-muslim-prayer-space/
  • 3. http://www.svenskakyrkan.se/churchofsweden/about-us

About The Author

Matt Slick is the President and Founder of the Christian Apologetics and Research Ministry.